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Executive Director

Company: Wild Bird Rehabilitation
Date Posted: July 22, 2017

Wild Bird Rehabilitation, a small nonprofit agency that rehabilitates songbirds, seeks an Executive Director. This position requires motivation, a desire to make an impact on the environment, and a zest for challenges.  The rehabilitation center cares for over 1800 birds a year and is staffed 7 days a week.  May through September is the busiest time and staff and volunteers make a large time commitment for those months.  This position oversees a small staff (1-2 full-time employees and seasonal employees) and over 100 volunteers who perform a variety of duties such as: taking care of birds, recruiting volunteers, raising funds through direct contact and events, educating the public and maintaining the facility. This rewarding position requires an individual with good communication and organizational skills and a background in nonprofit.

General Functions:

  • Guiding vision and direction of Wild Bird Rehabilitation
  • Work with Board of Directors and potential future Young Friends Organization on strategic direction of organization and initiatives
  • Fiscal management of the Center’s budget
  • Developing and leading fundraising programs and grant initiatives
  • Managing day-to-day duties of caring for native wild songbirds and the release of them
  • Managing the maintenance of the facility
  • Developing and managing community events and educational programs
  • Management of the organization’s web presence and marketing efforts
  • Cultivate long-term strategic partnerships and donor relationships


  • The ED should have management experience in the not-for-profit field
  • He/she should have experience in guiding an organization through transformation and be entrepreneurial in order to develop new programs in fundraising, education, and volunteerism
  • The ED must have strong knowledge and understanding of developing and managing a budget
  • He/she must be able to build constructive relationships with key stakeholders built on trust and respect
  • Experience/expertise with matters of the environment, ideally with wildlife
  • He/she must be an excellent communicator and effective change manager with a focus on strategic planning and decision-making


  • The ED can expect a merit increase and a bonus based on his/her ability to drive sustainable financial results that enable ongoing and improved care of our native wild songbirds.
  • Starting salary is negotiable with merit increase in one year based on performance
  • Bonus opportunity will be based on performance
  • Open PT police (with approval from board) with limited ability to take off during May-September
  • No medical benefits now but with the growth of the organization could be a future possibility

Application Information:

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The hiring, assignment and promotion of Employees shall be based on qualifications and abilities, without regard to characteristics protected by federal, state and local regulations (race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 and older), disability, genetic information, veteran status and familial status.)